What's your view on breadmakers?

SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Lately I've seen a lot of people say they don't or have never tried making bread because the don't have a breadmaker. Maybe my ignorance (or arrogance) is showing, but I don't understand why that's a problem. Breadmakers never appealed to me. I make bread at least once a week and don't have a breadmaker, nor do I want one.

So what's your view? Is a breadmaker a must for you? Love them? Hate them?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I must use a breadmaker because...
padmeamidala , Nora , junipersgame , Feisty , sweetiejo , jr2012
6  (14%)
I don't use a breadmaker because...
BlooJay , Lioncub , Calla , John E W , darthkitt3n , satinlady550 , P'Gell , LostinLife , MeliPixie , GONE! , Thumper Logic , Castielskitten , Kiwi Green
13  (30%)
I don't use a breadmaker but I must have a certain other piece of equipment
I have no interest in making bread
ejrbrndps , Missmarc , BG529 , deltalima , Rossie , ellejay , tortilla , Leather & Lace , Kissy , PeachCandy , debo
11  (25%)
A llama will not fit in a breadmaker
rockblenny , potstickers , spunkmonkey , glitterbombs , Gunsmoke , Lildrummrgurl7 , MK434 , Airen Wolf , sexyfun , Stinkytofu10 , Thomas90 , Alyxx , RebelRebelJen , Eva Schwaltz
14  (32%)
Total votes: 44
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08/10/2012
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ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
I buy from a bread bakery
08/10/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I don't have time to make bread. I don't cook a lot.
08/10/2012
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Lately I've seen a lot of people say they don't or have never tried making bread because the don't have a breadmaker. Maybe my ignorance (or arrogance) is showing, but I don't understand why that's a problem. Breadmakers never ... More
I bake bread sometimes. It always smells so good and tastes great.
08/10/2012
Nora Nora
I have made bread by hand and with a bread maker...I prefer the bread maker because it is more convenient and takes less of my time. I do however, bake it in the oven, I just use the machine to get it prepped to that point.
08/10/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Lately I've seen a lot of people say they don't or have never tried making bread because the don't have a breadmaker. Maybe my ignorance (or arrogance) is showing, but I don't understand why that's a problem. Breadmakers never ... More
I have no interest in making bread
08/10/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
We have a bread maker, just never use it. When we make bread we do it from scratch and use the oven.
08/10/2012
BG529 BG529
I don't have any interest in making bread
08/10/2012
Gracie Gracie
I had a breadmaker many years ago, and I used it frequently. It was very convinient. After 5 years or so it died. I bought a new machine, but I never liked the new one and sold it in a garage sale. I know how to make bread the old fashoned way, but I rarely do. Only for company.
08/10/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Lately I've seen a lot of people say they don't or have never tried making bread because the don't have a breadmaker. Maybe my ignorance (or arrogance) is showing, but I don't understand why that's a problem. Breadmakers never ... More
It takes too much time.
08/10/2012
Rossie Rossie
Bread is not a staple food for us; if I need bread, I'll go and get some.
08/10/2012
spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
I know a lot of people who use one for mixing the dough and raising it, but they bake it in the oven.
08/10/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
What's a breadmaker? my ovens always worked just fine...
08/10/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Quote:
Originally posted by Bex1331
What's a breadmaker? my ovens always worked just fine...
I laughed a little.

I don't have anything against people using them, I just find it odd that so many people say they can't make bread because they don't have one.
08/10/2012
glitterbombs glitterbombs
I've never had one, but I'd probably think the same thing I do about boxed dessert mixes: convenient, but I bake because I like the act of baking.
08/10/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
We've used a break maker - but don't eat much bread any more. My son likes to make bread - but he's not home anymore. We keep the bread maker here for him when he visits.
08/11/2012
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
haha. I must be so stupid. I read this question wrong and thought you were asking about breadwinners.
08/11/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I've never used a bread maker. They seem like more hassle than they're worth. My oven works just fine. You can even make bread in a slow cooker, why would you need another appliance?
08/11/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Lately I've seen a lot of people say they don't or have never tried making bread because the don't have a breadmaker. Maybe my ignorance (or arrogance) is showing, but I don't understand why that's a problem. Breadmakers never ... More
I don't HAVE to use a bread maker but we have one so I use it occasionally. I prefer to use the oven actually I get a bigger loaf and it doesn't seem so very oily and dense. Bread maker is good for certain types of bread though.
08/11/2012
Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
I would want a breadmaker, solely because I'm not a great cook.
08/11/2012
John E W John E W
U have to make bread by hand the old fashion way there's nothing better!
08/11/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I'd love to have a breadmaker, just because you can toss all the ingredients in the night before, set the timer, and then wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread pervading your house.
08/11/2012
satinlady550 satinlady550
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Lately I've seen a lot of people say they don't or have never tried making bread because the don't have a breadmaker. Maybe my ignorance (or arrogance) is showing, but I don't understand why that's a problem. Breadmakers never ... More
I don't use a breadmaker. I do things the old fashion way and make it from scratch.
08/11/2012
satinlady550 satinlady550
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Lately I've seen a lot of people say they don't or have never tried making bread because the don't have a breadmaker. Maybe my ignorance (or arrogance) is showing, but I don't understand why that's a problem. Breadmakers never ... More
I haven't ever used a breadmaker. I am the breadmaker, it is more fun, when I have the time to make it from scratch.
08/11/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I love making bread, but I make it by hand, or just knead it in my Cuisinart. I like handling the dough and shaping it. I don't like the shape or texture of most bread maker breads.

Every Christmas my mother wants to buy me a bread maker. I have told her I enjoy making it by hand, but she keeps asking.

There are so many cool things you can do with bread dough, I don't want to be confined to that weird cube shape bread makers limit one to.
08/11/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
I laughed a little.

I don't have anything against people using them, I just find it odd that so many people say they can't make bread because they don't have one.
That is so weird. People have been making bread for, literally more than 20,000 years. Bread makers have been around for, what, 20 years? If you get a good key bread recipe, you are set. I don't even look at recipes anymore, unless I'm doing something really different with a new recipe. I just know how to proof the yeast, throw in the flours, salt, honey or sugar, butter or oil and other ingredients I want. I started making bread more than 20 years ago and it's so lovely I would only get a bread machine if I were physically unable to make bread myself. (Which is why I sometimes knead the dough in my Cuisinart, when my Fibromyalgia is acting up and I'm in too much pain to do 20 minutes of kneading by hand.)

I do, however, LOVE my rice cooker. Rice never cooks properly on the stove and all the Asian people I know have a rice cooker and use it daily. I got one about a year ago, and it is perfect. But, rice is just heating and softening a grain. Making bread is an art.
08/11/2012
LostinLife LostinLife
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Lately I've seen a lot of people say they don't or have never tried making bread because the don't have a breadmaker. Maybe my ignorance (or arrogance) is showing, but I don't understand why that's a problem. Breadmakers never ... More
I make it the old fashion way no bread maker here
08/11/2012
LostinLife LostinLife
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Originally posted by P'Gell
That is so weird. People have been making bread for, literally more than 20,000 years. Bread makers have been around for, what, 20 years? If you get a good key bread recipe, you are set. I don't even look at recipes anymore, unless I'm doing ... More
I love my steamer for rice and corn on the cob taste so much better in there
08/11/2012
MeliPixie MeliPixie
I don't use a bread machine because I prefer to knead my dough by hand. My dad uses one though, and his bread is delicious... just not the same.
08/13/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Lately I've seen a lot of people say they don't or have never tried making bread because the don't have a breadmaker. Maybe my ignorance (or arrogance) is showing, but I don't understand why that's a problem. Breadmakers never ... More
A llama will not fit in a breadmaker
08/13/2012
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